Emory Report
December 3, 2007
Volume 60, Number 13

Award details

Individual Field Scholar
These awards, established in spring 2007, are open to all Emory students and support academic study and practical experience on global health projects with underserved, vulnerable populations in any country.

Team Field Scholar
These awards assist students in gaining practical global health experience on team projects focusing on a variety of topics such as research, education, business, disease prevention and treatment.

Partner Site Field Scholar These awards provide
students the opportunity
to complete field work
at GHI's partner sites
while working with a
multidisciplinary team of
students, mentors and

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December 3, 2007
Emory Global Health Institute launches scholars program

By Robin Tricoles

The Emory Global Health Institute has launched its Global Health Field Scholar Awards program, offering new and innovative global learning opportunities to Emory students across the University. The program will offer financial awards to individual students and to teams of students seeking to gain knowledge and practical experience by conducting global health field projects.

Building on a recently established awards program aimed at helping individual students gain academic and practical experience in global health, the program will now offer students two new opportunities: one involving teams that develop their own global health projects, and the other involving multidisciplinary teams working on site-initiated projects at GHI partner sites. GHI partner sites are organizations with which GHI has formed partnerships through its funded faculty programs.

"We would like to assist students throughout Emory who are interested in global health to be able to work and learn in a pre-selected project/site, chosen for its educational opportunity," said Jeffrey Koplan, director of the Global Health Institute.

Emory students in each awards program will work on site for a minimum of six weeks in the summer and then will share their experiences with the Emory community at the Global Health Scholars Symposium next fall.
"The program is a wonderful educational opportunity. We want people to realize that health is not just the treatment of disease. There are so many other disciplines involved in global health such as economics, anthropology, theology, education, law, journalism and business. There is a component for students across the entire University, they just may not be aware of it," said Suzanne Mason, coordinator of Global Health Learning Programs for GHI.

For more information about the Global Health Institute Field Scholar Awards, visit www.globalhealth.emory.edu.